This year’s Ipswich Festival unveils a new art competition for local Ipswich schools with giant, colourful letters.
Live Letters challenges students to paint a giant 1.2 metre letter which will display to make the word #IPSWICH FESTIVAL.
The theme this year is ‘Celebration’ and schools have produced some Insta-worthy letters.
Leichardt State School year six student Sapphira took part in creating a brightly coloured Indigenous design.
“I love art and being creative. I was excited to help create something special to celebrate Ipswich,” she said.
Rosewood State High School student Emily Heuke said the process of creating a design was a team effort.
“Everyone was involved with the design and we included every aspect of what it is like to celebrate. We all created good memories working on it together,” Ms Heuke said.
Ipswich Grammar School students also mentioned the experience was a great way to bring everyone together and ‘a great way to express creativity’.
The giant polystyrene hard-coated letters are replacing the masks that had been displayed in previous year’s Ipswich Festival, at St Paul’s Anglican Church gardens.
Live Letters will be on display at Timothy Molony Park for the Heritage Bank Festival Village from Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April.
Competition sponsor Queensland Urban Utilities, will judge the winning letter.
The school who produces the winning and runner-up letter will receive a cash prize.
Participating schools include:
St Mary’s College
Redbank Plains State School
Ipswich Grammar School
St Mary’s Primary School
Ipswich West State School
Bundamba State Secondary College
Mutdapilly State School
Saint Augustine’s College
Ipswich Central State School
Rosewood State High School
Marburg State School
Raceview State School
Leichhardt State School
Bremer State High School
Silkstone State School
Ipswich Festival celebrates the city’s arts, music and culture, commencing with the launch event of Fire on the River at Riverlink Shopping Centre on Thursday 11 April.
The Festival runs across four days with family favourites of the Parade of Light and HONK vehicle display. The Heritage Bank Festival Village provides 3 days of festivities with the Kids Arena – interactive workshops and crafty fun and games, main stage program featuring Regurgitator for Friday Live and Sneaky Sound System at Saturday Sounds.
The very best of Jazz and Blues will be presented on Sunday 14 April featuring Mason Rack, with a plethora of community events and arts exhibitions on offer.